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Bulletin for Sunday, June 20, 2021

WELCOME TOST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST223 West College Avenue, Bluffton, OH 45817June 20, 2021Fourth Sunday after PentecostRev. Katherine Beckett (567-226-1009) Church (419-358-5641)E-mail: blufftonstjohnsucc@gmail.comWebsite: http://www.blufftonstjohns.com No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome … Continue reading

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Pushing the Boat Out (Father’s Day) Mark 4:35-41

What names for God did you learn as a child? Many Christians were raised to call God by the name Father. Today, on this Father’s Day, give some thought to that name for God. Is it nurturing for you? Or … Continue reading

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Flourishing Mark 4:26-34

Look around. What if just this were enough? What if this choir were enough, for example? Consider the miracle that each week, a group of mostly volunteers gathers to sing together in (occasionally im)perfect harmony. Whether there are three of … Continue reading

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Calling All Musicians

If you would like to furnish special music, or if you have suggestions of persons to offer for special music, please contact the church office at 419-358-5641. Music is a very important part of the worship services, and we would … Continue reading

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God’s Will (Mark 3:20-35)

Today’s scripture tells a story from early in Jesus’s ministry. Jesus is teaching a group of disciples in a crowded house when his family arrives to cart him away, afraid that he has lost his wits. Jesus speaks against his … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Graduates

Congratulations to all of the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends of members of our congregation who have finished their course work in high schools and universities across the nation. Congratulations, also, to Bluffton High School graduates who persevered … Continue reading

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From the Pastor’s Pen: Remembering

                This past week, I watched the high school band march down College Avenue and then back again.  They are preparing for the Memorial Day Parade.  It took me back to my days in high school marching band.  Worthington, where … Continue reading

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Summer Hours for Sunday School and Worship

On Sunday, June 6, St. John’s begins its summer hours which continue through Labor Day Sunday, September 5: Sunday School begins at 9 a.m., and Worship begins at 10 a.m. Please give yourself a reminder so that you will arrive … Continue reading

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Vacation Bible School Herders

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 18 through July 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bluffton. St. John’s UCC is responsible to provide herders for children ages 4 to 7 on the following dates: Monday, July 19, Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Coffee Hour Following Worship Services

Sunday, May 16, the coffee hour in Oppermann Hall resumes following the worship service. Persons attending should wear their masks until they have taken their refreshments and are seated.

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